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911 | Downtown shooting, fire at 23rd and Union’s Med Mix

  • Bus shooting: Seattle Times and pretty much every other media outlet are reporting a shooting on a bus at Third Avenue and Seneca Street at 8:45 this morning:

A 67-year-old Metro bus driver was shot this morning in downtown Seattle following a confrontation with a passenger, according to Seattle police.

The bus driver was shot several times around 8:45 a.m. while the Route 27 bus was at Third Avenue and Seneca Street, but his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, police said.

The suspect, believed to be in his 30s or 40s, was then shot a short time later by officers near Second Avenue and Seneca, according to police. The suspect’s wounds were reported to be life-threatening.

Both men have been taken to Harborview Medical Center.

The bus driver is conscious and talking, according to Frank Abe, spokesman for County Executive Dow Constantine. (Seattle Times)

  •  23rd and Union Fire: CHS sister blog Central District News reported a fire early this morning at 23rd and Union mediterranean-meets-fried-chicken joint Med Mix. More on the situation as Seattle Fire Department investigates:

Seattle Firefighters responded early Monday morning to a fire at 23rd and Union’s Med Mix.

The call went out around 2:15 a.m. and the response was large. The fire was under control by the time CDNews arrived at the scene shortly afterwards.

Firefighters could be seen inside and there was a ladder leading to the roof of the standalone building on the corner, once the home of Philly’s Cheese Steak. (Central District News)




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2 thoughts on “911 | Downtown shooting, fire at 23rd and Union’s Med Mix

  1. Wow, 67 and still driving a bus. I wish the man well with a quick and full recovery. An unfortunate way to end his career.